Restylane is FDA-approved dermal filler that effectively adds volume to the skin, making it look more vibrant and youthful. In addition to eliminating folds, wrinkles, fine lines, and other visible signs of aging, Restylane is also used in lip enhancement procedures, giving the lips a plump and sexy appearance. The efficacy of this dermal filler lies on the cross-linked chains of hyaluronic acid, a compound naturally found on the skin. For wrinkle-free skin, kissable lips and youthful appearance, residents of Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs, CA can try the Restylane dermal filler offered by Dr. Sofonio.
During the consultation, Dr. Sofonio will examine the skin and determine the right amount of Restylane to be injected. The amount should be no more than 6.0 mL for wrinkle treatments and 1.5 mL per lip. If additional doses are necessary, Dr. Sofonio recommends a follow-up session.
A Restylane procedure is usually finished within an hour depending on the patient’s skin condition. To ease discomfort, a topical anesthetic is applied on the face 30 to 45 minutes prior to the treatment, and to enhance precision, a very fine needle is used to inject the dermal filler.
Restylane Post-Treatment Care
The Restylane procedure causes no downtime, and patients can readily go back to their normal activities. Bruising, puffiness, and swelling can be expected right after the procedure, but these can be covered using makeup and should disappear within a week or two. To minimize bruising, patients are advised to avoid doing very strenuous activities and taking aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory drugs.
The effects of Restylane can last four to six months, depending on the area to be treated and the patient’s skin condition. After six months, all injected Restylane has been broken down by the body and reinjections are necessary to maintain the rejuvenated appearance of the skin. Restylane is biocompatible dermal filler that effectively restores the volume and structure of the skin and eliminates the visible signs of aging.